Womenxs Working Role in Double Earner Mexican Families: Communication, Marital Satisfaction and Intimacy

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 11:35
Location: Hörsaal 41 (Main Building)
Oral Presentation
Rosario ESTEINOU, Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropologia Social, Mexico
One of the assumptions that for long time have been assumed in Mexican culture is that couples, usually under the form of the nuclear family, are supported by love and companionship. Although this has been sharply questioned by feminist and empowering views towards women, there isn´t enough data about how couples hold together or not by such model and how relationships are build and endure through a long period, especially in a rapid changing society such as the Mexican one. The aim of the paper is to analyze - through 30 in depth interviews to low-middle class working women, in double earner families - women´s experiences about their working role within their relationships, and if this can be related to other domains such as the quality of their communication within the couple, marital satisfaction, and intimacy.